Tired of constantly purchasing a bra that is either too loose or too tight? Perhaps, you have not figured out your perfect size yet. Do not worry, you are not alone! I was once lost in the sea of under wires, push-ups, and strapless undergarments as well. But, I turned things around by following these steps:
1. FIND THE PERFECT SIZE
The foundation of this journey is to find the right size of your brassiere. Start by determining your band size.
While wearing a bra, measure around the bottom of it directly under your bust. Round the measure to the nearest whole number. If the number is even, add four inches and if the number is odd, add five inches. The sum will become your band size. For instance, you measured 33 inches then, your band size is 38.
The second step is to determine your bust measurement. Wrap the tape measure a bit loosely around the fullest part of your chest. Then, round the measure to the nearest whole number. Lastly, calculate your cup size by subtracting your band size from your bust size. Then, refer to this chart to know your cup size.
2. FIND THE RIGHT STYLE
Now that you had discovered your perfect size, you can move on to finding the right style. Take note of three things namely: the cut, the fabric, and the color. The cut can be full cup, half cup, or camisole style. The fabric can be cotton,silk, or lace. And, the color can resemble any part of the rainbow! Find the right style that will fit not only most of your outfits but also most of the occasions.
3. SEEK HELP FROM THE SALESPERSON
If you still feel completely confused and lost then, it is time to ask the salesperson’s help. Helping you find the perfect bra is part of their job. Also, you may ask if there is a professional fitter in the shop to help you check your measurements. Then, test the recommended bra yourself.
4. WASH WITH CARE
It is important to wash your undergarments with care. In fact, bras made with nylon and cotton do not do well in the heat of your dryer. A better alternative is to hang them to the air dryer or to wash them inside the laundry mesh bags. You can purchase cheap laundry bags at Daiso. Also, remember to fasten the bra to prevent the hooks from clinging on to delicate sweaters.